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Old 03-05-2005, 08:30 AM   #1
artificialGekko
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Can't find X when trying to install tarball


Hi!

I only just recently started using Linux so I still lack a lot of knowledge of this OS...
I downloaded a couple of programs, untared them and tried installing them by first using ./configure in the shell. It started configuring, but at some point the configuration for all of the programs states

checking for X.. configure: error: Can't find X includes. Please check your installation and add the correct paths.

I've searching through different boards now but couldn't find (or probably just couldn't understand ) any sollution for the problem.

I'm using Suse 9.2 on a Sony Vaio FX401 notebook, KDE 3.3, Xorg 6.8.1 and I've been trying to install the programs to /home/myName/bin AND to /opt in root-mode.
The programs are: KGuitar (a guitar-tabs notation program), Bluefish (some editor), KDevelop (another editor) and Quanta.

Thanks for any help!
 
Old 03-05-2005, 09:28 AM   #2
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Hello,

I think you just need to install Xorg headers. So that's probably a package named Xorg-6.8.1-dev

Oliv'
 
Old 03-05-2005, 09:30 AM   #3
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You'll need to install the x-devel packages or xorg-devel packages. I'm not entirely sure what they're called because I don't use packages.
 
Old 03-07-2005, 12:09 PM   #4
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Thanks for the quick help!

I downloaded and untared the xorg-x11-devel package and came up with several folders which I'm not all too sure about what to do with.
The package has these folders and files:

etc
- postinstall
- - xorg-x11-devel.sh
- profile.d
- - xorg-x11-devel.csh
- - xorg-x11-devel.sh
usr
- include
- - X11 (link)
- - - (loads of stuff)
- - X11R6
- - - bin
- - - include
- - - lib
- - - share

Can you tell me what to actually do with these files once I untared them? I'm not yet familiar with the file-extensions of Linux, I tried untaring the files to the root-folder but that wouldn't wanna work somehow.

Thank you very much
 
Old 03-07-2005, 08:49 PM   #5
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Okay, I searched some more and found a rpm for the devel-pack. I installed it but it still doesn't work, same error message when I try to configure the programs I plan to install. Anybody please help!
 
Old 03-08-2005, 09:34 PM   #6
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b to the u to the m to the mo****f*****' P!

I'm still desperately tinkering on my linux for a couple days now already - I don't know what's the little trick I'm still lacking, but it can't be that I'm not able to install a simple program

Anybody knows what's up with this error and what I can do to fix it?

checking for X.. configure: error: Can't find X includes. Please check your installation and add the correct paths.

Any help greatly appreciated! I'm already downloading Debian and Slackware to see if things work more smoothly there...
 
Old 03-09-2005, 08:31 AM   #7
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To be sure that you have correctly installed Xorg-devel package, check that you have the following directories:
Code:
[14:15][olivier@Olinux ~]$ls /usr/X11R6/include/
DPS  GL  X11  xf86Optrec.h  xf86Parser.h
[14:34][olivier@Olinux ~]$ls /usr/X11R6/include/X11/
ap_keysym.h   cursorfont.h  keysymdef.h  Shell.h       X11        Xdefs.h       Xlib.h     xpm.h          Xutil.h
bitmaps       DECkeysym.h   keysym.h     ShellP.h      Xalloca.h  Xdmcp.h       Xlibint.h  Xpoll.h        XWDFile.h
Composite.h   extensions    Object.h     SM            Xarch.h    XF86keysym.h  Xlocale.h  XprintAppUtil
CompositeP.h  fonts         ObjectP.h    StringDefs.h  Xatom.h    Xft           Xmd.h      XprintUtil
ConstrainP.h  HPkeysym.h    pixmaps      Sunkeysym.h   Xauth.h    Xfuncproto.h  Xmu        Xproto.h
Constraint.h  ICE           PM           Vendor.h      Xaw        Xfuncs.h      Xosdefs.h  Xprotostr.h
Core.h        Intrinsic.h   RectObj.h    VendorP.h     Xcms.h     X.h           Xos.h      Xresource.h
CoreP.h       IntrinsicP.h  RectObjP.h   X10.h         Xcursor    XKBlib.h      Xos_r.h    Xthreads.h
If not, it means that your Xorg headers are not correctly installed
 
  


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